Special Issue "Olive Production Technology and Cultivation"

A special issue of AgriEngineering (ISSN 2624-7402).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 January 2022) | Viewed by 223

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. António Fernando Bento Dias
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Guest Editor
MED – Mediterranean Institute for Agriculture, Environment and Development & Departamento de Engenharia Rural, Escola de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade de Évora, Pólo da Mitra, Ap. 94, 7006-554 Évora, Portugal
Interests: rural engineering; agricultural mechanization

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The olive tree is a millenary species traditionally associated with the Mediterranean climate, although there is a growing interest in the installation of olive orchards in areas with a different climatology.

From antiquity to the mid-20th century, olive growing was associated with marginal zones and ancestral cultural practices.

The development of modern fruit growing in the mid-20th century contributed to the intensification of olive cultivation. As a result, new olive groves appeared with higher planting density in soils of higher agricultural aptitude, giving rise to high-density olive orchards and more recently to hedge olive orchards.

The Mediterranean basin is the most important olive production region, but at the same time is considered one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change. The present intensification of olive groves requires the evaluation of the adequacy of cultural practices to utilize the existing resources, in order to contribute to olive growing’s sustainability and minimize the environmental impact.

 This Special Issue aims to gather information produced by the scientific community working in the area of olive growing. Colleagues are invited to submit innovative papers contributing to the increase in knowledge aimed at technologies for new olive production systems.

Prof. Dr. António Fernando Bento Dias
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • olive orchard management
  • sustainability
  • training systems
  • nutrition supply
  • water use efficiency
  • weed management
  • harvesting improvements
  • pest control
  • disease control
  • by-product valorization

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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